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Poster: k-otic Date: Jul 27, 2007 1:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: To Kill a Mockingbird

i was wondering if the movie To Kill a Mockingbird from 1962 is in the public domain

... and what abaut these titles Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958)
The Prisoner Of Shark Island (1936)
Marihuana (1936)
4D Man (1959)
T-Men (1947) ??


This post was modified by k-otic on 2007-07-27 20:24:58

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Poster: chuncha Date: Aug 2, 2007 7:55am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

This copyright is held by Pakula-Mulligan and Brentwood Productions.

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Poster: RadioFreePeru Date: Jul 27, 2007 7:06pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

No go on 4D Man. Filed 25 Aug 1959, renewed 25 June 1987 RE 341-108.
However, I am finding some goodies in the fifties that are good to go. Yellowneck is coming up in a day or so.

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Poster: sacus Date: Aug 2, 2007 7:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

The original copyright for To Kill A Mockingbird

Copyright: Pakula-Mulligan Productions, Inc. & Brentwood Productions, Inc; 16Mar63 (in notice: 1962); LP35477

Should it have been renewed to be still under copyright?

It was used in an XBox 360 game The Darkness With other public domain movies and shorts.

But I also came across a post on a forum where a guy got a cease and desist letter from Universal for showing the movie on his Public Access show. The reason was That the book was still under copyright so there for the movie was still under copyright.

I found fault with that reason.

This post was modified by sacus on 2007-08-03 02:37:39

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Poster: Straussberg Date: Aug 6, 2007 1:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

The same thing happened to It's a Wonderful Life.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Jul 28, 2007 1:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

ok,4D Man is out .. but what about the others ??

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Poster: TheKnightRidesAtNight Date: Jul 31, 2007 11:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill A Mockingbird" is owned by Universal Studios, so that's also a no-go, as far as public domain is concerned

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 1, 2007 3:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

mmmhh, the reason why i was wondering about the copyright status of To Kill A Mockingbird was because like television (www.liketelevision.com)is showing this movie online at the moment and normally they only show movies that are in the public domain
so, who knows maybe the movie is in the public domain ...

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Poster: Dioneo Date: Aug 10, 2007 12:59pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: To Kill a Mockingbird

Hello Mr. k-otic.
Well, I am not really sure, but you can show both: 1) public domain works and 2) works that you have the right to show, even if they are not in public domain. As an example, they show Metropolis (but is not downloadable). I think Metropolis is copyrighted by the restored kino company. Perhaps they have rights to show some movies even if they are not public domain.
Regards.